A Very Merry Christmas Home Tour

December 2, 2015
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It’s that time of the year again friends! Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is just around the corner. I’m thrilled to be joining up with some amazing bloggers this holiday season to bring you my Christmas home tour. We’re also giving away $500! Make sure you enter to win before you go onto the next tour. These ladies have some beautiful decor for you this Christmas!

I don’t know about you, but these past few months we’ve been all over the place. We just sold our first home and are renovating our second fixer upper starting this week. Life has been very interesting and busy. With that said, I wanted to keep the decor simple and because purchasing new Christmas decor each year is not in the budget, I try to keep things timeless. I switch up the less inexpensive things like throw pillows and mantel decor.

Welcome! Come on in.

A very merry Christmas home tour

A very merry Christmas home tour

I dressed the entry way with mostly things I already had. I used twine and ribbon to hang a pair of mittens and some pine cones for texture. I stuffed my antique basket with a couple spruce stems and a hand painted fresh tree sign from the Farmhouse Fireman. I shopped the Target dollar spot for the other cute decor pieces.

A very merry Christmas home tour

A very merry Christmas home tour

My Christmas tree was a steal all on it’s own. I found this 7.5 ft. tree in the Ballard Design’s clearance department in July for $10! Yes, you read correctly… $10! It was pre-lit and I would say it’s pretty perfect! I’ve been collecting silver, red and mercury glass ornaments for years now and add a few more with each passing year. Each ornament was hand picked and each is different. With some plaid ribbon, burlap and sheet music garland, the tree is complete! It’s simple yet elegant. The pops of red scream Christmas to me.

A very merry Christmas home tour

A very merry Christmas home tour

A very merry Christmas home tour

A very merry Christmas home tour

Pine garland and berries lay across the mantel. I added a few mercury glass candle holders for the soft glow in the evenings.

A very merry Christmas home tour

You can find the how-to for this $10 advent calendar here.

A very merry Christmas home tour

A very merry Christmas home tour

Simple touches in the kitchen as well. Cookie cutters strung on ribbon and my mom’s old BHG cookbook is all one counter needed.

A very merry Christmas home tour

A very merry Christmas home tour

A very merry Christmas home tour

Just some natural greenery was added to the guest bath. Who doesn’t love a mini Christmas tree?

A very merry Christmas home tour

That completes part 1 of my Christmas home tour! I hope I have you looking forward to the holiday season. Don’t forget to enter the $500 giveaway and make sure to hop on over to the other tours. There are so many beautiful homes and talented bloggers behind them.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Don’t forget to visit the rest of the homes on the tour – there are some amazing homes here! Catch a sneak peak from the photos below and follow the links to see everyone’s homes.

Monday

Monday

Lovely Etc.

Thrifty and Chic

Bigger than the Three of Us

Tuesday

Tuesday

One Krieger Chick

All Things With Purpose

The Happy Housie

Blue I Style

Little Red Brick House

Wednesday

Wednesday

Southern State of Mind

Seeking Lavender Lane

Designing Vibes

The Tale of an Ugly House

Domicile 37

thursday

Thursday

Like a Saturday

It All Started With Paint

The Tale of an Ugly House

Boxy Colonial

The Turquoise Home

Friday

Friday

A House Full of Sunshine

Making it in the Mountains

View from the Fridge

Casa Watkins

Shabby Grace Blog

24 Comments

  • Reply Designing Vibes December 2, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Amanda,
    Your home is divine!!! I love what you did with your Christmas decor. Gorgeous!
    Much Love.
    Erica- Designing Vibes

    • Reply Amanda December 4, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much Erica. That means a lot. Your home tour was also divine. Your home is gorgeous! Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Reply Sarah December 2, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I love your ladder advent calendar!! Your home is beautiful!!

    • Reply Amanda December 4, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Thank you so much Sarah!

  • Reply Ariean December 2, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Oh my…You have the cutest home! I love every. single.thing. you have done! It’s so warm and welcoming. Hope you have the Happiest Holiday season!!

    • Reply Amanda December 4, 2015 at 10:51 am

      That means so much Ariean! I hope my home is welcoming. You have a wonder weekend and Christmas 🙂

  • Reply Jessica December 2, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    You did it again! Beautiful house, wonderful home tour.

    • Reply Amanda December 4, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Awe, thanks girl!

  • Reply Sara @ Shabby Grace Blog December 2, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    WOW!!! So beautiful. Your fireplace is stunning and I just love that huge sign! I have a soft spot for shiplap so of course I love all that too!!!

    • Reply Amanda December 4, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Thank you so much Sara! I have a soft spot for shiplap myself. It such an easy update that adds so much charm. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply Deb December 4, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Amanda I seriously love stopping by for your home tours! You are so talented and I just love all your little touches including that cookie cutter garland. I mean…genius! I can’t wait to see what you do with your new home : )

    • Reply Amanda December 4, 2015 at 11:40 am

      You are the sweetest Deb! You’ve made my day. I can no wait to show you the horrific before photos. I’ll have to send them to you this weekend so you can see them… unbelievable, really!

  • Reply Krista December 4, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I love your style!! So many amazing touches- I am all pinned out now!!

    • Reply Amanda December 4, 2015 at 11:41 am

      That means so much Krista. Thank you so much for the kind words. Have a wonderful Christmas season!

  • Reply ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus December 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Wow, amazing! I adore your house and the decor. Really love the greenery in the white pots. So pretty.

    • Reply Amanda December 10, 2015 at 7:06 am

      Thank you so much Ashley! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  • Reply Gretchen@BoxyColonial December 5, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Lovely! I love those Santa mugs and all the plaid!

    • Reply Amanda December 10, 2015 at 7:07 am

      Thanks Gretchen! I’ve wanted those Santa mugs for a long time and I finally bought them this year.

  • Reply Stephanie @ Casa Watkins December 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Amazing Amanda!! I love the garland you made with mittens and pinecones! Your tree looks amazing and every aspect of your home exudes a cozy, loving home. Thanks for letting us into your home. 🙂

    • Reply Amanda December 10, 2015 at 7:08 am

      Thank you so much Stephanie. That means so much. I’m so happy you stopped by. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  • Reply vel December 5, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Your house is nowhere near ugly! Everything is perfect! Christmas will be very merry at your house for sure. 🙂

    • Reply Amanda December 10, 2015 at 7:09 am

      Awe, thank you Vel 🙂 It’s come a long way in the time we’ve been here. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Sarah @ Little Red Brick House December 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Oh, Amanda, I have been waiting to carve out some time to come checkout your tour and it did NOT disappoint! I love the little additions to the entryway, and can I just say how perfect your front door is! The red, silver, and mercury glass ornaments are beautiful. I need to come shopping with you so I can find some amazing steals like that tree. WHAT?! That was an amazing find! Awesome job, friend. I love it all!

    • Reply Amanda December 10, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Awe Sarah, thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement. You’re always so kind! I’m so happy you stopped by 🙂 I always welcome shopping buddies. You’re not in the Atlanta area are you?! The two of us shopping… watch out stores!

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